Can you believe that Halloween is less than two weeks away? If you’re planning a ghoulish Halloween party, and in need of fun decor, you’re in luck! Interior design expert and TV personality, Jennifer Farrell of Jennifer Farrell Designs joined me recently for an interview to share some of her favorite Halloween decor tips that you can create quickly and effortlessly!
Candace Rose: How can we make the outside of our home inviting for our guests this Halloween?
Jennifer Farrell: “Well, the best way to start is with a wonderful first impression. Halloween is so much fun, especially with decorating. Command Brand has given me some great outdoor and indoor damage free products that help make decorating a snap.
I like to start on the outside by trimming out windows and doors with orange and black battery powered lights. You can attach those with Command Outdoor Light Clips, then cover your door with spiders and cobwebs, that will really help create a spooky environment as your guests are entering your house.”
Candace Rose: Now that we’ve disguised the door with lights, spiders and cobwebs, how can we DIY hair raising indoor Halloween decor?
Jennifer Farrell: “Well, once you’re inside, I like to designate a special area that’s really well decorated for all your treats and food and drinks. You can start by creating a Halloween banner out of burlap, spray paint and stencils. It’s such an easy project! Hang that over the table; to really make that pop, you can create your own balloon arch like the one that’s behind me (please see video above for details). I made this one out of Command Balloon Bunchers, which allow you to bunch three balloons together without even having to use helium. Plus, these won’t damage your walls, so that is one of my favorite parts of this easy DIY project. The stretch release technology holds strongly, then releases cleanly without damaging surfaces. That’s going to make the breakdown after the party so simple and easy, plus they’re reusable which means you’re ready to decorate again for Thanksgiving and the holidays.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any suggestions for table settings?
Jennifer Farrell: “Here are some easy projects that anyone can do – you can create your own punch bowl out of a big pumpkin. All you have to do is carve out the inside to make it hollow, and then put it a bowl with some ice in there to chill drinks. It’s a super easy project!
Also, I like to decorate my candy jars to look like monsters and ghouls. Just cut out some colorful tape to stick on the front, and you can make fun faces. Don’t forget to put out bags so that your guests can take home some extra treats at the end of the party. You can even create your own little name plates that look like tombstones. I just did these out of cardboard boxes and paint, you can even write peoples names on there so they have their own place setting.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?